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Academic Director: High School Summer Program

Position: Academic Director: High School Summer Program
Department: Short-Term Programs
Program Dates: July 8 – July 29, 2023 (additional dates for planning beginning in February)

The High School Summer Program is three weeks in length and provides rising high school juniors and seniors an introduction to college living and learning. This a great opportunity for high school student to grow academically and socially. will attend a development course, writing course, elective choice, and activities. By the end of the program, students will have discovered strategies and tools for academic success, improved interpersonal communication, developed oral and written expression skills, and learned how to advocates for their needs.

The academic portion of the High School Summer Program is designed to introduce students to a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, relevant, and engaging. Instructors are encouraged to be creative and innovative in both pedagogy and curriculum to meet the needs of a diverse group of students.

The program curriculum is separated into three segments of course work: a study skills course that will provide a foundation for other coursework and activities in the program; a writing class that covers the basics of good writing; and general electives that will provide students with an opportunity/ to apply what they learn in both the core and the writing class. Students take these three academic courses each weekday, and each course meets for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The Academic Director provides management, coordination, and leadership for academic activities associated with the High School Summer Program. The Academic Director is responsible for ensuring high quality program and classroom instruction by assisting in hiring faculty and supporting them in the development of curriculum and pedagogy consistent with the goals of the program. The Academic Director will further support with managing logistic, placement, and monitoring of student success and difficulty. The Academic Director participates in implementing academic priorities of Short-Term programs and works closely with the Senior Director for Short-Term Programs in communicating program element.



  • Develops and participates in effective, timely communication strategies for all stakeholders in the short-term program.
    Mentors faculty in accordance with guidelines for Short-Term Programs.
    Responds to performance issues and participates in personnel matters as appropriate.
    Ensures curricular consistency and integrity.
    Assists with planning and administration of orientation.
    Facilitates routine faculty meetings to facilitate development and communication about the program and student progress, including holding planning meetings in the spring.
    Initiates and facilitates in the end of program assessment.
    Conducts performance review of the program instructors.
    Ensures faculty and students have the necessary equipment and resources for the program.
    Participates in the hiring of faculty and staff, including substitutes as needed consults with student affairs team on student conduct matters.

Placement and Scheduling:

  • Reads application files of accepted students and places in appropriate classes.
    Works with the registrar to coordinate scheduling of classes, times, and rooms,
    Creates and confirms student schedules.
    Problem solves registration questions during registration (from parents, students, advisors). Assists with planning and administration of faculty training and student orientation.
    Facilitates routine faculty meetings to facilitate development and communication about the program and student progress, including holding planning meetings in the spring.

Academic Intervention:

  • Monitors student progress.
    Conducts academic interventions to support student success.
    Advises faculty in matters of student conflict or management.


  • Communicates with families about curriculum and student progress, before, during and after the program.
  • Supports the effort# of the Senior director for Short-Term Programs in conversion and recruitment efforts.
  • Reviews student admission files, as necessary.

Required Qualifications and Skills: The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree, knowledge, and ability to support pre-college students, and demonstrated effectiveness teaching with LD, Autism, and/or ADHD as well as students with language and executive function difficulties. Demonstrated effectiveness as an instructor, management experience, ability to work collaboratively and ability to support a positive working environment are highly desired. The successful candidate will be able to shift from face to face. to fully online, or hybrid format, as required based on the establish delivery/platform for the program.

Physical Demand: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items such as papers, books, small parts. Some repetitive motions performed in typing and word processing, No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Working Conditions: General office and campus conditions. The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and classroom and libraries. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

We recognize the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College’s mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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